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analysis with a white house reporter of "the washington post," and "bloomberg news." "washington journal"is next. ♪ host: what will a recollected administration do with a returning gop majority? what was the message of the election. leaders of both parties give us their take on that yesterday. we want to turn to all of you. your vote, your message to washington. we began with the front page of ."sa today, this is what richard wolf writes. the two sites listed no time sticking out their positions on the potential crisis that is 54 days away. this is what the two leaders had to say yesterday. we will start with harry reid and move on to john boehner. [video clip] >> they are tired of partisan gridlock. i have one goal, to be obama. obama was reelected overwhelmingly. republicans want us to work together. democrats want us to work together. they want to reach a balanced approach to everything, but especially the situation we have with the huge deficit. taxes are a part of that. >> the american people have spoken. they have reelected president obama, and every elected a republican
confidence. plus, your phone calls -- "washington journal is next. host: good morning on this friday, november 23, 2012. we begin overseas. the cease-fire between hamas and israel has held. in egypt, president mohamed morsi showed his authority yesterday. a startling port grab, freeing himself from traditional oversight. president obama followed through on an annual tradition of calling 10 service members to personally thank them for their service. the washington times and the new york times reporting there are now more state capitols dominated by a single party that than at any time since 1952. the washington times question, is this the answer, secure for gridlock? we'll get your answers. send us a tweet or post your comments on facebook. also, you can e-mail us. we will begin with the front page of the washington times for our question for all new this morning, there headline -- do you think this could be a cure for gridlock? the new york times also has this headline this morning -- we want to hear from you this morning. let me give you the phone numbers again. how d
. as well as his super human warrior image. director of a media charm campaign in washington is what the reporter called it. and she said it is intoxicating for journalists, it's a thrill traveling with a four-star general, and she said at one point it did sort of pop through my head, boy, don't you have a war to run here? >> he thought very highly of himself. >> stephanie: apparently. she said i can see how intoxicating it would be. he was a total flirt with both men and women, people respond to it. >> but would the male reporters call it flirty? >> stephanie: no. >> friendly maybe. >> friendly, yeah. >> stephanie: jacki it also is noted that classified information is used as a pickup line in washington. >> really? >> no, the pickup line is i work for so and so. that is the classic pickup line in washington. >> and if you have seen veep you have seen all of that. >> it's not about your own marriage. it's all about who you work for. which obviously has been incredibly successful because i'm still single. >> stephanie: we love you. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and then
we will be joined by zachary goldfarb. our guests will also include alex gilb. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning and welcome to the washington journal. makers are in washington for the remaining weeks of the lame-duck session. the president is taking his ideas on the road to meet with the public. the white house says toy manufacturer is would be hard hit. republicans are planning meetings with small business owners across the country to force the president to back down on raising taxes on the wealthy. former florida governor jeb bush is gathering policy experts and dedication leader's fourth annual education summit. we covered yesterday's events pick. that's where we begin. mr. bush says the unions are barriers to better schools. how would you fix your school system? we want to get your take on it. also, send us a tweet, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail. we begin with the "washington times headline" -- we want to show you what the former florida governor had to say at yesterday's event. [video clip] >> we need to have a teacher evaluation system
the parties in washington and urged leaders to work together. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our lead verse to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> while the electoral college makes this win look far more decisive than the popular vote, that is just one of the quirks of the u.s. electoral voting system that many people worldwide have been learning about. 303, the number of delegates that he has to romney's 206. despite the very close popular vote, again, the electoral college votes make it much more decisive. florida remains a toss-up. clearly not going to make a difference to the overall outcome. 270, that was the number to reesm we knew once we started to get the results from ohio, that it was going in barack obama's way decisively. yes, 303 to barack obama 206 to mitt romney. >> but the race for the white house wasn't the only major contest as control of congress was also up for grabs. the democrats held on to the senate picking up two additional seats in massachusetts, where eliz
near 50 here in washington. near 50 also in montgomery county. martinsburg, west virginia, already at 47 degrees and your planner for today, temperature in the low 50s here. we'll be real close, maybe even above the 70-degree mark before the day is done, and staying mild overnight tonight as well. we'll talk about tomorrow and all the big changes and the rain drops arrive. coming up. >>> this morning, people around the country are celebrating veterans day. people are honoring the countless men and women who fought for our country. >> here in the nation's capital, it's a somber day of remembrance and a day of giving back. derrick ward is on the national mall where several events are scheduled today. >> reporter: we are here at the world war ii memorial, where an event will be getting under way any minute now. may have actually started. there's going to be a wreath laying here and notes from the keynote speaker that tloed this -- led to this memorial. this is a group from illinois. they'll be participating as well. for these people that take part in this freedom flight, the quick tim
the pundits are saying in washington but what people back home are thinking about the future and what this election means. so jim, you're going to get the last word. >> thank you. in terms of consensus, i do agree with, i guess stan also the immigration is something there will be some forward progress on. i also agree with stan on the health insurance issue is probably some of plato. i was struck when the shootings happened in aurora, colorado, over the summer, that is exactly the demographic of people who don't have health insurance, young working-class kind of people. and the hospitals all said of course we will pay for all their bills and stuff. we will find the money from somewhere through some mechanism, come may. we always have. entrance a prediction, again i'm a little bit and -- i met with the doctor this money at an age. there's a congressman named rob andrews is a democrat of new jersey, 11 terms, a fairly secret guy, democratic conference, who had an article in "the wall street journal" inception in what she calls for an effort on medicine. he said specifically we should be
to change washington solely from the inside. that is what the president has always believed, that we need the american people to keep pushing on washington and their leaders. you just cannot transfer this. people are not going to spend hours away from their families and their jobs contributing financially when it is are for them to do it unless they believe in the candidate. all of this, the door knocks, the contributions made, the phone calls made, or because these people believed in barack obama. for candidates who want to try and build a grass-roots campaign, it's not going to happen because there is a list are because you have the best technology. they have to build up the kind of emotional appeal so people are willing to go out there and spend their time and resources and provide their talents because they believe in someone and what they are offering. we are hopeful that many people that helped us this time will end up running for office themselves, are leading nonprofit, or playing enormously valuable roles in their community. again, i think the only reason all this happened on the
needed as far as the president goes. he will return to washington later today. >> reporting live from chicago i'm renee marsh back to you. >> mitt romney took to the stage late last night to concede that rise. he spoke briefly in a speech very different from the 1 hours earlier. more on the former massachusetts governor last words. >> in the early hours of election day he said he called president obama and the race was over. >> if i so wish that i have been a will to fulfill your hopes and leaving the country in a different direction. the nation shows another leader. so and and i join with you too earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> the move was a stark contrast to his announcement in june 2011. >> i believe in america and i'm running for president of the nine states. >> and to the crowd to welcome him on a last minute a election day trip to the critical state of ohio and pennsylvania. >> thank you for your work. you guys are families. thank you so much. >> neither state went rummies way making it impossible for him to pick up the two month 70 elect four votes needed
to washington today after winning the electoral college, the popular vote and a second term. good evening, i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, kwame holman wraps up the results and the reaction and ray suarez reports from chicago on the president's day. >> woodruff: we assess the tactics that led to success for the obama campaign and failure for mitt romney. >> ifill: we examine the messages voters sent yesterday with jeffrey brown, who looks at the makeup of congress and the new laws around the country. >> woodruff: what to do about the fiscal cliff, healthcare and immigration? we explore the challenges ahead in the next four years. >> ifill: and back with us again, for analysis, are mark shields and david brooks. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and
. ♪ host: good morning, welcome to "washington journal." the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of general david petraeus has expanded to general john allen. the impact of all this on the intelligence community and national security will be part of several hearings on capitol hill later this week. lawmakers return to washington today amid a shake-up of the president obama national security team, facing the looming issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. that is where we want to begin today this morning. president obama will meet later on with labor leaders who are insisting that the president not compromise on cuts to medicare and social security. what is your take on this? avoiding this -- avoiding the fiscal cliff? host: remember, you can send us a clear message, post your comments on facebook, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. courtesy of the newseum, washington, front page of that newspaper and many of the newspapers this morning, including "the washington post," liberal groups prepare for an entitlement fight. this is what zachary goldfarb rights. -- writes. host: ther
with us to find out who it is. wall street is obsessed. washington stocks fell for the second straight day. >> they will place higher and higher taxes on small businesses and family farms and on every working family so that government may once again grow at the people's expense. >> that was the famous line from president reagan in 1984 and really nothing has changed. we put together some numbers for you. for 2012, it is going to come in at $3.7 trillion. at 11:00 am eastern time tomorrow, cnbc is going to show it live. president obama is heading back out on the road to sell his fiscal solution. meanwhile, not everybody is happy with his barnstorming. sitting down and working out an agreement, he is back on the campaign trail presumably with the same old talking points. what we don't know is if he can lead his party to a bipartisan agreement on bis issues like we currently face. to explain these mysterious incantations, we are pleased to welcome back senator toomey. there is about a month to go. how is this going to end? help us out. >> i sure wish i knew. i think the opportunity is still t
that demographic shift. i remember when i came to washington. i remember writing an article for it -- remember that --public opinion magazine? >> yeah. i think you will see people start to write about a democratic electoral lock due to the changing demographics. we are seeing an electorate where the democrats are doing well among african-americans, hispanics, asians, younger voters, and white liberals. now that needle appears to have moved slightly to the democrats, so that if you have a kind of normal base election, the democrats have a very slight advantage. i think most people say we will continue to grow over time, unless the republicans do something to make inroads into some of the court demographics. if you look at the house races, you have to be cautious because the -- about the big message you are drawing. yes, the democrats gained what looks to me by my count about eight house seats. half their gains have to do with coming from illinois and california and are largely redistricting gains. but republican still control the house. what would you say was the democrats' message this electio
in the u.s. and district of columbia, washington, thats, will be voting. the pern that receives the post popular vote wins that state or the district and the winner gets all the electoral votes assigned to that state. there are 538 total electoral votes and you need 270 to be the next president. 270 is the magic number. >> winner takes all electoral college system. >> yes. >> except for two states, nebraska and maine. >> that is correct. they are blue states like vermont, new york, california, and there are red states, kentucky, south carolina, and indiana, and i think abc has already reported or called those three states winner of one by romney, by the way, and then there are the swing states or the toss-up states or some people call them the battleground states, virginia, florida, ohio, colorado, iowa, new hampshire, and wisconsin and you need to win votes from electoral votes from these swing states to get to that magic number of 270. the latest poll indicates that before we went into this election day 243 electoral votes secured by obama versus 206 secured by romney, so there are 89
, perhaps around sunset in the shenandoah valley. but into washington before midnight tonight, and occasional showers after that through the morning commute on tuesday. then we'll get some sun back tomorrow afternoon. much cooler, with highs only near 50 tomorrow afternoon. plummeting all the way down to freezing by dawn on wednesday. afternoon highs wednesday, the upper 40s, with bright sun. and then partly cloudy on thursday and still cold in the morning. afternoon highs chilly, near 50. the chilly pattern continues into the weekend. does look like sunday we could get some rain, it looks like, right now. no snow, just rain. i'll be back in ten minutes. a look at traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> first 4 traffic, we're going to start with a general look at our beltway right now. very light volume as you travel around the beltway, inner loop and outer loop is clear. take a look as you travel around d.c. 95 out of greenbelt. both directions, not seeing any accidents, no delays at all, no road work. let's fly over i-395 instead. hov restrictions have b
, as voters legalized same-sex marriage in maine and maryland, upholding same-sex marri washington state and defeating a measure to ban same-sex marriage in minnesota. in addition to same-sex marriage, maryland voters also affirmed the dream act, allowing undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition. in florida, voters defeated a measure that called for amending the state constitution to restrict abortion rights and bar public funds from funding abortions. in california, voters defeated ballot measures to repeal the death penalty and another that would have required labeling of genetically modified foods. a separate measure to ease penalties for nonviolent offenses under california's three strikes law was approved. california voters rejected measure that would have curbed the political influence of unions. in montana, voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that would limit corporate spending on elections while colorado voters also resoundingly approved a measure @acking a constitutional amendment that would call for the same. in a historic vote, voters in colorado and washington
us. it will leave it there. and that is our show today on the "washington journal", and we will see you right back here tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. "washington journal >> here's a look at some of our lives programming. they're talking about the gun without cancer program. he concedes that live at 1:00 p.m. eastern. this will be like that three caught 30 p.m. eastern. later this afternoon we are back here for a speech by u2 lead singer bono. coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> 2013 should be the year began to sell off our debts and entitlement reform. it to be in a manner that ensures that 2013 is finally the year that our government comes to grips with the major problems that are facing us. >> i am open to compromise and to ideas. i am committed to solving our fiscal challenges. i refuse to accept any approach that is not a balance. i'm not going to ask students and seniors to pay down the entire deficit with people like me making over $280,000 are not asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> the current congress still has work to do through the end of the year. work is e
>>> and now, from washington's leadg news station, this is "news4 today." >> hey, everyone, goomorning. welcome to "news4 today." i'm richard jordan. >> sunday, november 11th, 2012. also veterans day across our country. >> we're going to have some warm weather for the holiday, at least warm november standards. chuck bell is joining us with more on that. good morning, chuck. >> good morning, richard and angie, and a good sunday morning, everybody. warm indeed, especially by november standards. warm enough to actually feel like early october. a real pleasant day to be outside today. we're off to a seasonably chilly start this morning. mildest right alongside the western shore of the chesapeake bay. 49 in annapolis. 48 at solomon's island. but don't have to go too far to the west to the water to start cooling down. temperatures mid 30s across parts of shenandoah valley and the blue ridge. no rain. closest drops are a long way away. at least 36 hours before a chance at a rain drop. that means your sunday is going to be a winner. temperatures should be in the low 50s by 10:00 th
to washington, where a hard fought campaign pales in comparison to the challenges that lie ahead. the nation is drawing closer and closer to the fiscal cliff. hello and good to see you here on this day after election day. i'm brooke baldwin at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. >> i'm celebrating the day after. john king in washington. hey, brooke. >> good to see you. >> it is good to see you. talk on capitol hill is turning to compromise immediately after the election. listen here, the senate majority leader democrat harry reid. >> it is better to dance than to fight. it is better to work together. everything doesn't -- >> see what the house speaker john boehner has to say. he speaks live next hour. meantime, the biggest battleground still hangs in the balance, the election is not yet over in florida. the nation's largest swing state too close to call. oh, yes, brooke, they're still counting the absentee ballots. >> we'll go there. also happening right now, the market. we have to look at this, plunging down 264 points right now. investors turning their attention from the election to the
, we will discuss the hispanic vote. and the washington bureau chief of ♪ host: good morning. it is friday, november 9, 2012. three days removed from winning his election. the president plans to make an address from the east room of the white house about the economy and reducing the deficit. it is a speech republicans will be watching closely coming up and to the lame-duck session. as reluctant that battle and beyond, we want to hear about your top priorities for the second term. how successful do you think he will be at addressing them? give us a call on the democratic 585-3880.- republicans 202-585-3881. independents 202-585-3882. a very good morning to you. a lot of discussion about the president's second term and what needs to be addressed and the near and long term. we want to hear from you, but we will point out a few headlines. this from "the wall street journal." also from "the washington post." the front page of the commentary section of "the washington times." also, we want to point you to the front page of the business section of "the new york times." a front-page
in maryland, maine, and washington state will decide if they should make same-sex marriage legal. in minnesota, a gay marriage ban is on the ballot. >> reporter: this could be a historic night if maine, maryland, or washington voters approve, it would be the nation's first legalization of same-sex marriage by popular vote. maine is the first state to put the issue before voters on its own. maryland and washington voters asked to overturn legalization done by legislators and minnesota voters asked to change the state's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. six states have legalized same- sex marriage by legislation or court order. this is maryland earlier this year. 32 states have previously rejected gay marriage. opponents are encouraged by national polling showing a significant plurality of americans. 49% favor same-sex marriage. the voter turn out is reported to be very heavy. the results in the washington state voting may not be known until the end of the week because of late mail-in ballots. >>> we have new numbers. the election results out of kentucky, the ap has j
. turn your clocks back one hour tonight. that is it for "washington journal." a new edition comes at 7:00 tomorrow morning. >> through the election day, what our coverage of the presidential candidates and key senate and house and governor races. after an overview of the 2012 senate races, we will show you the maine senate race debate. >> a senior analyst for the rothenberg her campaign has completely retooled. she reinvents herself. she has had some good television ads. murphy is making up the advantage where it needs to be. she is open a case like, but not a huge leak that democrats would like in connecticut. -- lee that democrats would like in connecticut -- lead that democrats would like in connecticut. north dakota is an interesting one. it is one that if democrats have not gotten the right candidate, we would not be talking about it being as competitive. the democrat gets rave reviews on the trail. burke found himself under water for a bruising campaign for the house. he had to remake his image say why. he got an early -- early -- he had to remake his image state why. -- statewid
them to do it. >>> well, there are new fears of political gridlock in washington. the challenge facing congress as america approaches the fits cal clinch. >>> and trouble on eastbound 24 and find out why westbound 24 is a mess headed the other way. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, november 7th. this morning, the state of florida remains too close to call but president obama has more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win re- election. the race was called after the president captured several battleground states including ohio, colorado, wisconsin and iowa. [ cheers ] >> thousands of supporters cheered as the president, first lady and their two daughters emerged at the victory party. >> while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> president obama and his family spent the in chicago. >>> mitt romney m
of the assault that killed four americans including our ambassador. "washington post" saying it looks like a major security faile, arguing that this administration must answer questions sooner or later. "wall street journal" saying that the obama administration has tried to avoid account built and that questions loom over this election because the white house failed to resolve those questions. joining me is tucker carlson and julie radinski. both are fox news contributors. tucker, those are not two aligned editorial boards "washington post" and journal in particularly saying that the administration has been evasive, inconsistent, offering conflicting accounts about one of the most serious overseas defeats in recent years. where are we going to can on this on wednesday morning? >> let me point out that the "washington post" endorsed obama just last week. these are his friends ideologically and no honest person can look at what unfold in benghazi and not have questions unanswered and recognize there was dishonesty on the part of the administration. if the republicans maintain criminal of hou
, and we will talk about the economic policy implications of where we are. >> august returns to washington next week, and now we preview the commercial agenda in the land and the relationship with president obama. panelists include a former labor secretary elaine chao and president of the center for american progress, neera tanden. this is half an hour. >> see you again. all right. jared is over there. let me just real quickly -- elaine chao, now at the heritage foundation, is a former secretary of labor. alex brill, senior fellow at the american enterprise institute. neera tanden is the president of the center for american progress, formerly chief policy adviser for hillary clinton and a 2008 and 2016 -- sorry. [laughter] jared bernstein is a senior fellow at the center on budget and policy priorities, former chief economic adviser to joe biden and in 2000 and 20 -- no, sorry. we should have separated you two, actually. >> today is a day for half the purpose of the families. >> -- happy progress of families. >> we have to start with the big question. obviously, we are in a position where
-mails they came upon david petraeus. let's stop it here and bring in suzanne -- suzanne kelly in washington, our intelligence correspondent. suzanne, a lot of ground to cover here. we have this video that has surfaced of paula broadwell, last month, speaking at the university of denver and she's speaking here as david petraeus' biographer about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. let's take a listen. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the cia an annex had taken a couple prisoner and they think the attack on the consulate was an attempt to get the prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> where did she hear that? did it come from david petraeus and do we know if her claim was true, the cia was holding captives inside a consular annex in benghazi? >> right, ted. this raises serious issues. she clearly said in the video the information she was sharing on libya and the cia holding prisoners there hadn't been vetted. so that means she is sharing something with -- that she heard with a public audience. that's concerning because they have to ask, what is your so
as a result. catherine herridge live in washington with more of the details for us. >> thank you, good morning. in this two page letter the ranking republican on the senate judiciary meeting is demanding a meeting no later than next wednesday into the investigation into david petraeus. given the numerous press reports on this matter including information alleged to be provided by government sources i request a detailed briefing to discuss this matter and provide concrete facts surrounding his resignation and the department apartments involve the. the letter from grassley breaks down the request into ten gat tore reese. whether the affair with his biographer was detected or missed by the fbi in their background check for the cia job as well as any illegal thoerts that showed the f.b.i. and other departments were not required to notify the president. >> it looks like koeupbgs interested in a pretty wide ranging investigation. senator grassley's question cover a very wide scope from the beginning of the investigation, throughout it up until its conclusion. it seems to me they want to get to the w
. marijuana legalized in two states, colorado and washington. gay marriage is legalized in maryland and maine. >> look at everything you listed, plus you look at the big role, latino population, played, and obama won the group by 70% you. have to wonder. heard the analysts talk about this all night. time for introspection in the republican party, because maybe slowly getting at a pace where the country is getting. a lot to deal with. the coverage of the election of president obama continues. >> we'll get some perspective on the campaign, the strategy and what lies ahead. stay with us. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously good. cannot believe how great it works. incredible shine. love, love, love finish ! so far over a million neighbors, friends, and family have switched to finish. join
in office after a $6 billion in campaign spending, the balance of power in washington barely changes with losses in missouri, virginia, and massachusetts. but with returns still coming in, the republican party expanded the majority in the house by at least a few votes. house speaker john boehner said last night yesterday's vote means there was no mandate for further tax hikes including raising rates on wealthier americans. that is something the president is pushing for. and mitch mcconnell said of the president, to the extent he wants to move to the political center which is where the work gets done in a divided government, we'll be there to meet him half way. in his next term, president obama will have to avoid that fiscal cliff we've all been talking about. navigate the debt ceiling debate, coordinate the drawdown from afghanistan among other things. he is also under pressure to come up with comprehensive immigration reform. mark halpern, i asked you earlier but i'll ask you again, why should we believe things will be different this time? is it just becausest fiscal cliff? if we do
in the state of washington right now. meanwhile, minnesota voters defeated a constitutional order to ban gay marriage. 32 states have voted to b marri. last night broke that streak. it's t been extended to same-sex couples by there. switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus witinon, risks, fees and expenses to read and considerarefully before investing. >>> welcome back to "rdball." soul-searching time in the republican party. they seem to fall in two camps. one who say romney wasn't conservative enough is one camp and the others who say he's not a right winger. or the realists in the party who know the gop must become a big tent par if it wants to see success down the road.ckennan a. view from the far right. laura ingraham wrote on her conservativism cornciples demoralized middle class. charles kra
tells "the washington post" they were confident in victory but admit they were surprised how quickly the race he was called for the president. we're learning more about the president's re-election strategy. in the new yorker the biggest decision was to spend 20% of the total budget on a summer television advertising blitz attacking romney. the idea was to define rom nil early while he was recovering from the primary. with the celebration over, it's certainly back to work at the white house. topping the agenda, how the administration plans to work with a divided congress to vide the looming fiscal cliff. kristen welker joins me. the president has a trip planned already to myanmar on that trip agenda. what else do we know about this? >> reporter: tamron, this is big news. the white house announcing that president obama will visit myanmar in just about ten days. this, of course, comes after secretary of state hillary clinton visited several months ago. the united states has been working with this country in its transition to democracy. president obama expected to meet with the president
] they take on many institutions in washington and elsewhere and let me talk for a minute about some of the things they say about the news media which is appropriate to criticize there is a lot to criticize about how we do our jobs and how we ought to do them better and they talk about fact czech institutions, that's something that journalism is doing more things like truth telling on tv ads and a lot of organizations including my own is trying to do this year. i think there's been some move in the last few years to do what you just talk about which is someone says something is black and someone says it's white and you can tell it's white you shouldn't just say he says it's white and he says it's black. the two things i think the specific story lines that have pushed journalism to be more willing to call someone as saying the truth or not is the whole movement because we found early on in the obama campaign for years ago that it wasn't enough to say this voter i interviewed said that he was born in kenya and obama denies being born in kenya. that didn't tell the readers enough what t
, of course. >>> this morning we spoke with our washington senior editor rick klein. >> we asked if a new era of bipartisanship can actually now begin. >> reporter: the voters did not give president obama a mandate, but what he can do now is create that mandate. i think if he begins to governor like the promise of barack obama back in 2008, back in 2004 at the beginning of the democratic convention, if he begins to bring that piece of america today, this is a broad coalition. yes, it's a divided country but this is a new america speaking out in a pretty loud voice saying this is the leadership we wanted, and what they're craving right now is a leadership moment, and that's when the president has an opportunity. >> the headline tonight is about the president and how well he did and how it defied all expectations in pundits. no one expected the electoral gap to be as wide as it was. how did he pull it off? >> it's the perfect combination of demographics and tactics. on the demographic side he took advantage of the surge of young voters and minority voters. he was able to bring home hispanics in
in washington that his response now is significant in satisfying people who would like for him to express stronger support for israel? >> you know, there has been some controversy, some tension, frankly, between prime minister netanyahu and the president. that's no secret. there was the recent episode where the prime minister went before the united nations andrew that red line, you remember, across that little cartoon bomb. some disagreement about when and where that red line should be drawn with respect to iran's nuclear program. but look, there is no question that any american president, any american government is going to back up israel if it comes to any kind of military conflict with some of its neighbors that wish for its destruction, frankly. and in fact, the senior official on the airplane today said the following about a possible israeli ground invasion of the gaza strip, something that nobody wants to see, but it's a very real possibility as israel quiets ready and prepares for that possibility. the white house official says israel can, quote, make their own decisions about tact
with me here on this day after election day. special coverage continues with wolf blitzer in washington. hey, wolf. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, the president of the united states is on his way back to washington right now for four more years in the white house. you're going to see his return to the white house during this program. also, republicans still control the house of representatives. will the president find anymore cooperation in his second term than during his first? and after passage of an historic ballot question, how soon will it be until people in colorado can light up a marijuana cigarette legally? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now president obama's aboard air force one. he's heading east from chicago. he's already reaching out to congressional leaders trying to set the agenda for his second term in office. across the country today americans awoke to banner headlines from re-elected in the president's hometown "chicago tribune" to "obama wins in his adopted city" "the washington post." the "new york times" proclaimed it's obam
here in washington. that includes his number one priority, which is jobs and economic growth. on the issues of the approach we need to take to ensure we have the right economic policy, the right fiscal policy to help the economy grow and help it continue to create jobs. he is also focused on his national security agenda. he has great confidence in the acting c.i.a. director. he has confidence in his military and the secretary of defense and defense department to carry out the missions that he's assigned to them. he's got a lot he wants to work on and is doing that this week. >> how does that affect his need to advance his security team? >> these are specific questions about specific individuals and posts. i can say now even though you haven't asked that i have no announcements to make with regards to personnel. the president has not made decisions on personnel matters. and you will not hear me discuss them until the president has made those decisions and has announced them. >> these are two of the top military brass either involved in extramarital affair or inappropriate beha
about the energy boom. "washington journal" next. host: good morning, it's wednesday, november 21. president obama returns to the white house this afternoon following his tour of asia. secretary clinton is on the ground in the mideast, meeting with israeli, egyptian, and palestinian officials in an effort to bring an end to the ongoing violence in the gaza strip. yesterday's fed chairman ben bernanke issued warnings to u.s. leaders negotiating over the so- called fiscal cliff about the serious financial impact looming on the horizon. that's where we begin this morning. how confident are you about the state of the u.s. economy? what steps are you taking to prepare for the potential impact if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff? give us a call this morning. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media sites, twitter or facebook. or e-mail us. thismorning to you on wednesday, november 21. we are talking about federal reserve chairman ben bernanke's comments yesterday about the fiscal cliff, and getting your thoughts on bthe u.s. economy. and this headline -- also, i
on the nashville association of broadcasters board of directors here in washington, d.c. as i go through this litany of things that dan mckinnon did, we can see -- mckinon did, we can see his faith in god, his selfless service to country and christianity played through throughout his entire life. he ran for congress. he tried to get in this body in 1980. he had an unsuccessful run for congress in 1980 but the next year, president reagan nominated him to lead the federal civil aeronautics board which basically oversaw the deregulation of all the airlines. as i know, as somebody that wants less government and less big brother intervention, dan mckinon was the man after he did his work on the civil aeronautics board and deregulated the airline industry so we have what we have now which is competition and low rates and extremely high safety measures, he shut down his own board that president reagan started. rarely in washington, d.c. do you see a person that starts some kind of board or blue ribbon panel or commission and actually closes it down on themselves after they've done the work that
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